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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 11:45 am

What you read on Nunatsiaqonline.ca between March 19 to March 26

Crime stories attracted the greatest number of readers last week

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Police-related stories dominated the top five stories most-read stories this past week on Nunatsiaqonline.ca.

The top story: Nunavut RCMP have finished an investigation into what they call “child pornography” in Iqaluit, resulting in the arrest of two teenagers, aged 19 and 16.

Last month, the...

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Nunavik March 29, 2017 - 11:40 am

Photo: Ivakkak racers well on the trail again

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 11:40 am

Photo: Power play in Qikiqtarjuaq

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 8:30 am

NPC faces unified Nunavut front on polar bear denning sites

“They should be designated as a special management area”

STEVE DUCHARME

Future development in Nunavut could threaten the stability of polar bear denning areas, and the Nunavut Planning Commission isn’t doing enough to prevent that from happening in its current Land Use Plan draft.

That’s according to the World Wildlife Fund, which added its voice to a chorus of...

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Nunavut March 29, 2017 - 7:00 am

Nunavut education department plans “refresher” on social media

Move follows Coral Harbour teacher's posting disturbing graphic on Facebook

JANE GEORGE

Nunavut’s education department plans to offer a “refresher” course to teachers and students on best practices for using social media.

That’s among the responses planned by Nunavut’s education department after many parents in Coral Harbour decided to keep their children home from Saaku School this...

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Iqaluit March 29, 2017 - 6:52 am

Photo: What happened to our homelessness plan?

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Iqaluit March 29, 2017 - 6:31 am

Photo: Spreading around the wealth of the sea

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Ottawa March 29, 2017 - 6:26 am

Photo: Work for you? Ottawa fair helps Inuit find jobs

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Nunavik March 28, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Nunavik Parks hopes to draw more Inuit visitors

Parks offer discounted airfares, free entrance to JBNQA beneficiaries

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Nunavik Parks wants to draw more Inuit visitors to the region’s parks this year.

So the organization has expanded its beneficiary access program this year to help pay for more transportation, lodging and other services offered in the region’s four operating parks: Pingualuit, Kuururjuaq, Tursujuq...

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Nunavik March 28, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Independent evaluation of Nunavik hockey program offers another view

“A higher level of evidence is needed to be definitive"

SARAH ROGERS

A professor of kinesiology and physical education has launched an independent evaluation of the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program to offer another “viewpoint” on Joé Juneau’s well-known hockey program.

The evaluation comes in response to a recent decision to cut almost half the program’s......

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Iqaluit March 28, 2017 - 11:45 am

Mine monitoring in Nunavut under the microscope next month

Impact review board to host a session with stakeholders at mining symposium

LISA GREGOIRE

A lot of people with money and power or a desire for those will descend on Iqaluit from April 3 to April 6 for the annual Nunavut Mining Symposium and among all the many sessions planned this year is a unique one hosted by the Nunavut Impact Review Board.

If you’re a regular Nunatsiaq News reader,...

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Nunavut March 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

Nunavut’s big land use plan won’t get input from territory’s capital

“We simply do not have the manpower or the time, unfortunately, to develop a submission"

STEVE DUCHARME

Nunavut’s land use plan will go forward without an official submission from the territory’s largest community.

Iqaluit mayor Madeleine Redfern dropped the news to members of the Nunavut Planning Commission during the organization’s week-long public hearing on its latest draft land use plan, held...

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Nunavik March 28, 2017 - 8:30 am

Nunavik community receives some unwelcome guests

“I thought we were going to die" says Ivujivik mom, after late-night polar bear encounter

SARAH ROGERS

Manu Qaunnaaluk still has trouble sleeping when she thinks about that night.

It was March 8, International Women’s Day, and Qaunnaaluk and her six-year-old daughter Deseray were attending women’s games at Ivujivik’s Amaarvik Childcare Centre.

When the event ended at 11 p.m., Qaunnaaluk and...

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Nunavut March 28, 2017 - 7:00 am

Elections Nunavut to hold beer-wine store votes May 1 in CamBay, Rankin

GN to hold town hall meetings in each hamlet this April

JANE GEORGE

Two Nunavut communities will get a chance May 1 to say whether they want wine and beer stores in their communities.

Late March 27, Elections Nunavut announced that Keith Peterson, Nunavut’s finance minister, has issued instructions to the Chief Electoral Officer, Dustin Fredlund, to hold beer and...

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Nunavut March 28, 2017 - 6:50 am

Photo: Skin deep… learning traditional skills at school

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Iqaluit March 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Politics, power, money real culprits behind nixing Arctic university: Saul

“The capacity to inspire northern students in their own territories is missing”

PETER VARGA

Nunavummiut and other peoples of the Canadian Arctic have little chance of shaping the development of their northern lands and culture without an Arctic-based university run by peoples of the region, for peoples of the region.

That’s the message a group of speakers, honoured nationally for their...

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Nunavut March 27, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Nunavut Harvester Support Program set to re-open April 1

"It's modified to meet the needs of harvesters"

SARAH ROGERS

Following a three-year hiatus, Nunavut’s land claims organization has re-launched the Nunavut Harvester Support Program, which will officially re-open to applicants on April 1.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. says it’s revamped the program to make it more “relevant and responsive” to the needs of Inuit...

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Nunavut March 27, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Oil and gas hearings coming to eastern Nunavut towns

NIRB-led public consultations seeking your feedback

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If you have a strong opinion one way or the other on oil and gas exploration off-shore from Baffin Island, here is your chance to speak up.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board plans to host a series of Baffin Island consultations in late April to help inform its Strategic Environmental Assessment in...

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Around the Arctic March 27, 2017 - 11:45 am

Ottawa silent on protecting Arctic’s North Water polynya from toxic space junk

“We’ve received really lackluster responses from most of the ministries”

STEVE DUCHARME

As the European Space Agency launches more rockets into space this year, a group of students in British Columbia are sending out an S.O.S to the world about dangerous leftover rocket fuel falling into Nunavut waters.

But months have passed since they wrote their letter and the Canadian government...

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Around the Arctic March 27, 2017 - 10:00 am

Federal tobacco, alcohol tax hikes will hit Nunavut, Nunavik

Increase comes on top of Nunavut's increases to tobacco taxes

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If you’re a smoker and you drink alcohol in Nunavut or Nunavik, be prepared to pay more in the future.

In fact, you have already been paying more since March 23, when tax increases on tobacco and alcohol came into force with the adoption of the federal budget.

In Nunavut, these new tax increases...

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